SoCal Open Warhammer 40k Top Winners & Lists

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The SoCal Open Warhammer 40k tournament saw 9 Rounds of Warhammer fun take place this weekend. While the final round of the SoCal Open was a blowout leading to a concession, the top cut single elimination meant there was no reason to play out the game. A minimum of second place was already guaranteed to Sean Nayden.

At the SoCal Open we saw green at the top of the podium and you can expect to keep seeing green on the podium for the foreseeable future. 

SoCal Open 1st place Logan Heath – Orks

Mekaniak by JSochart

Congratulations to Logan Heath on winning the SoCal Open Warhammer 40k tournament! While Logan did lose to Matt Estrada during round 5, with enough points he qualified for the top 8 cut.  Furthermore, he won the whole event after tearing through a Be’lakor Chaos Daemons list round 7, Drukhari rounds 8 and 9.  The army that managed to hold Heath off at the SoCal Open was Adeptus Mechanicus. Heath’s list isn’t as spammed out with repeating units as the buggies are limited to just units of 1 model.

The perk of that  build is the ease of moving models without worrying about coherency. Points saved due to units of one allowed for Mek Gunz with Kustom Mega Kannons and Warbike squads. This makes the Engage On All Fronts very achievable even as the planes go down.  Freebootaz hits hard when +1 to hit comes into effect.  With multiple small units and the 3 planes, this effect is easily triggered. 

What keeps a Ramshackle army going is the damage reduction.  The Kustom Force Fields will also help in keeping the units alive in case the army doesn’t go first. The Flyers can stay near the Wazbom Blastajet for invulnerable saves as well.

Again Congratulations on sticking it out with the loss and coming first place at the SoCal open. 

 SoCal Open First Place List

++ Outrider Detachment -3CP (Orks 2021) [60 PL, 1,015pts, 9CP] ++

Clan Kultur: Freebooterz

+ HQ +

Deffkilla Wartrike [6 PL, 120pts]: 3. Junkboss (Speed Freeks), Warlord

+ Fast Attack +

Megatrakk Scrapjets [5 PL, 90pts]

Megatrakk Scrapjets [5 PL, 90pts]

Megatrakk Scrapjets [5 PL, 90pts]

Rukkatrukk Squigbuggies [7 PL, 115pts]: Nitro Squigs

Rukkatrukk Squigbuggies [5 PL, 90pts]

Rukkatrukk Squigbuggies [5 PL, 90pts]

+ Heavy Support +

Mek Gunz [3 PL, 45pts] Kustom Mega Kannon

Mek Gunz [3 PL, 45pts] Kustom Mega Kannon

+ Flyer +

Dakkajet [8 PL, 120pts]: 2x Additional Supa Shoota

Dakkajet [8 PL, 120pts]: 2x Additional Supa Shoota

++ Outrider Detachment -3CP (Orks 2021) [53 PL, 985pts, -3CP] ++

Clan Kultur: Freebooterz

+ HQ +

Big Mek in Mega Armour [6 PL, 115pts]: Da Krushin’ Armour, Kustom Force Field, Kustom Mega-Blasta

+ Fast Attack +

Kustom Boosta Blastas [4 PL, 80pts]

Shokkjump Dragstas [5 PL, 85pts]

Shokkjump Dragstas [5 PL, 85pts]

Warbikers [4 PL, 75pts] Choppas and Dakkaguns

Warbikers [4 PL, 75pts] Choppas and Dakkaguns

Warbikers [4 PL, 75pts] Choppas and Dakkaguns

+ Heavy Support +

Mek Gunz [3 PL, 45pts] Kustom Mega Kannon

+ Flyer +

Dakkajet [8 PL, 120pts]: 2x Additional Supa Shoota

Wazbom Blastajet [10 PL, 230pts]: 2x Tellyport Mega-Blastas, Blastajet Force Field, 2x Supa Shoota

++ Total: [113 PL, 2,000pts, 6CP] ++

SoCal Open 2nd Place Sean Nayden – Drukhari

Eldar, Dark Eldar rover by brushray

Drukhari are fans of pain to be sure but when playing into a Ramshackle army, there’s not much they can do but stand there and take it. At least in regards to an army of Venoms carrying Splinter Cannons which are -1 damage due to not being strength 8.  Poison versus vehicles is not the ideal target. That being said, this is clearly a great list as it went undefeated all the way until the end.

While the Dark Angels player can only be wounded on a 4+ superseding the Serpent Kiss bonus. Sean beat the same list by the same player twice during rounds 6 and 7 at the SoCal Open. Volume of fire and Precision Blows will help in that regard. 

Well done Sean Nayden as you did get to beat up on all those mean Admech list on your way towards second.  

SoCal Open Second Place List

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [15 PL, 280pts, 10CP] ++

Obsession: Cult of Strife: The Spectacle of Murder (Restricted)

+ HQ [8 PL, 150pts, -1CP] +

Lelith Hesperax [5 PL, 90pts]: Blood Dancer, Lelith’s Blades, Warlord

Succubus [3 PL, 60pts, -1CP]: 1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug), Dark Lotus Toxin, Precision Blows, Razorflails, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition [-1CP]

+ Troops [7 PL, 130pts, -1CP] +

Hekatrix Bloodbrides [4 PL, 70pts]: 1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug)

. Hekatrix [22pts]: Blast Pistol [5pts], Plasma Grenades, Power sword [5pts]

. 4x Hekatrix Bloodbride [48pts]: 4x Hekatarii Blade, 4x Plasma Grenades, 4x Splinter Pistol

Wyches [3 PL, 60pts, -1CP]: 3 – Hypex (Combat Drug)

. Hekatrix [20pts, -1CP]: Agoniser [5pts], Blast Pistol [5pts], Morvaines’s Agoniser, Plasma Grenades, Stratagem: Hekatrix of the Crucibael [-1CP]

. 4x Wych [40pts]: 4x Hekatarii Blade, 4x Plasma Grenades, 4x Splinter Pistol

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [54 PL, 1,038pts, -3CP] ++

Obsession: Kabal of the Poisoned Tongue: The Serpent’s Kiss

Prizes from the Dark City [-1CP]: Additional Relics [-1CP] x2

+ No Force Org Slot [5 PL, 68pts] +

Court of the Archon [5 PL, 68pts]

Sslyth x2

Ur-Ghul x2

+ HQ [13 PL, 235pts, -1CP] +

Archon [5 PL, 90pts, -1CP]: Ancient Evil, Blast Pistol [5pts], Huskblade [5pts], Overlord, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition [-1CP], The Animus Vitae

. Splintered Genius (Poisoned Tongue) [1 PL, 15pts]: Splintered Genius [1 PL, 15pts]

Drazhar [8 PL, 145pts]: The Executioner’s Demiklaives

+ Troops [4 PL, 65pts] +

Kabalite Trueborn [4 PL, 65pts]

3x Splinter Rifle, Blaster, Blast Pistol

+ Elites [8 PL, 160pts] +

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts]

4x Incubi w/ Klaive &Klaivex w/ Demiklaives

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts]

4x Incubi w/ Klaive &Klaivex w/ Demiklaives

+ Dedicated Transport [24 PL, 510pts] +

Venom [4 PL, 85pts]: Bladevanes, Kabal, Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts]

Venom [4 PL, 85pts]: Bladevanes, Kabal, Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts]

Venom [4 PL, 85pts]: Bladevanes, Kabal, Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts]

Venom [4 PL, 85pts]: Bladevanes, Kabal, Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts]

Venom [4 PL, 85pts]: Bladevanes, Kabal, Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts]

Venom [4 PL, 85pts]: Bladevanes, Kabal, Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts]

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [33 PL, 680pts] ++

Obsession *Custom Coven*: Enhanced Sensory Organs, Master Torturers

+ HQ [8 PL, 150pts] +

Archon [5 PL, 90pts]: Blast Pistol [5pts], Huskblade [5pts], Overlord

. Splintered Genius (Flayed Skull) [1 PL, 15pts]: Splintered Genius [1 PL, 15pts]

Succubus [3 PL, 60pts]: 3 – Hypex (Combat Drug), The Triptych Whip

. Agoniser & Archite Glaive: Agoniser, Archite Glaive<strife>

+ Troops [10 PL, 195pts] +

Kabalite Trueborn [4 PL, 65pts] <flayed skull>

3x Splinter Rifle, Blaster, Blast Pistol

Wracks [3 PL, 65pts]

Acothyst [23pts]: Electrocorrosive Whip [5pts], Liquifier Gun [10pts]

4x Wracks 1w/ Liquifier Gun

Wracks [3 PL, 65pts]

Acothyst [23pts]: Electrocorrosive Whip [5pts], Liquifier Gun [10pts]

4x Wracks 1w/ Liquifier Gun

+ Elites [7 PL, 155pts] +

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts]

4x Klaive, 1 Demiklaives

Mandrakes [3 PL, 75pts]

+ Dedicated Transport [8 PL, 180pts] +

Venom [4 PL, 90pts]: Bladevanes, Coven, Grisly Trophies [5pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts]

Venom [4 PL, 90pts]: Bladevanes, Coven, Grisly Trophies [5pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts]

++ Total: [102 PL, 7CP, 1,998pts] ++

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SoCal Open 3rd Place Junior Alfeje – Drukhari

Warhammer 40k – Drukhari – Wych Cult by svinkavkresle

Drukhari on Drukhari violence saw an end to Juniors run towards the top. Quinton Johnson had another chance to come third but round Junior Managed to gain 41 points against Sean Nayden. The myriad of Dark Lances are great at swatting flyers out of the skies. Easily ready to play into buggy and flyer spam. Proof of which can be seen with the round 5 pairing against Frank Deloach and his Orks. 

The Cult of the Cursed Blade detachment allows for additional mortal wounds in melee, a bonus overwatch and poisoned 2+ for 5 plasma grenades during that match up. An interesting change up in the list design especially at the 2 Hellion squads are toughness 5. 

Great Job Junior as you stuck with it after losing by 1 point round 1. 

SoCal Open 3rd Place List

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [13 PL, 250pts, -3CP] ++

Obsession: Cult of Strife: The Spectacle of Murder (Restricted)

Stratagem: Prizes from the Dark City [-1CP]

+ HQ +

Succubus [4 PL, 75pts]: 1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug), Dark Lotus Toxin, Precision Blows, Razorflails, Warlord Show Stealer

Succubus [3 PL, 60pts, -1CP]: 1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug), Competitive Edge, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition, The Triptych Whip Agoniser & Archite Glaive

+ Troops +

Wyches [6 PL, 115pts, -1CP]: 2 – Grave Lotus (Combat Drug)

. Hekatrix: Agoniser, Morvaines’s Agoniser, Splinter Pistol, Stratagem: Hekatrix of the Crucibael

. 8x Wych: 8x Hekatarii Blade, 8x Plasma Grenades, 8x Splinter Pistol

. Wych w/ Shardnet and Impaler: Shardnet and Impaler

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [63 PL, 1,085pts, 10CP] ++

Obsession: Kabal of the Obsidian Rose: Flawless Workmanship

Stratagem: Prizes from the Dark City [-1CP]

+ HQ +

Archon [5 PL, 90pts, -1CP]: Ancient Evil, Blast Pistol, Huskblade, Overlord, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition, The Djin Blade, Splintered Genius

+ Troops +

Kabalite Trueborn [8 PL, 135pts]

7x Splinter Rifle, 2x Blaster, Dark Lance

Kabalite Warriors [3 PL, 50pts]

3x Splinter Rifle, Blaster, Splinter Pistol

Kabalite Warriors [3 PL, 50pts]

3x Splinter Rifle, Blaster, Splinter Pistol

+ Elites +

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts] 5x Klaive

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts] 5x Klaive

+ Dedicated Transport +

Raider [6 PL, 100pts]: Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal

Raider [6 PL, 100pts]: Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal

Raider [6 PL, 100pts]: Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal

Raider [6 PL, 100pts]: Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal

Raider [6 PL, 100pts]: Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal

Raider [6 PL, 100pts]: Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [32 PL, 665pts] ++

Obsession: Cult of the Cursed Blade: Only The Strong Will Survive

+ HQ +

Drazhar [8 PL, 145pts]

+ Troops +

Wyches [3 PL, 50pts]: 3 – Hypex (Combat Drug)

Wyches [3 PL, 50pts]: 3 – Hypex (Combat Drug)

+ Elites +

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts] 5x Klaive

+ Fast Attack +

Hellions [7 PL, 170pts]: 4 – Painbringer (Combat Drug)

Hellions [7 PL, 170pts]: 4 – Painbringer (Combat Drug)

++ Total: [108 PL, 2,000pts, 7CP] ++

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